Archive for: November, 2012

Local MLA meets boxing hero Tyson Fury

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has met with boxer Tyson Fury as he showed his support for the initiative taken by Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín to invest £3m in amateur boxing during a visit to the Assembly. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon said: “Tyson Fury is due to box in Belfast on Saturday night […]

McGreevy hails ‘great response’ in Rostrevor for local business lady

SDLP Councillor Connaire McGreevy has congratulated Rostrevor business lady Mrs. Patricia Clements on being awarded the NI Business Woman of the Year 2012 award. Newry Times exclusively revealed yesterday that Patricia scooped the prestigious award of ‘Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year’ for her work at Bradfor Ltd. Based in Rostrevor, Patricia starting work at the […]

Meeting held on Newry and Mourne fuel dumping

A meeting was held last Monday with councillors, customs and the PSNI in the council office in Monaghan Row Newry. Figures were revealed of the quantity of laundered fuel waste collected annually within Newry and Mourne District from 2005 to 2012. In attendance was Sinn Féin councillor Packie McDonald, who spoke to Newry Times after […]

‘Justice Minister needs to look at sentencing of vulnerable women’ – Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the Justice Minister needs to look at how the courts are dealing with vulnerable women. Her comments come after the Prisoner Ombudsman’s report into the death of 23-year-old Francis McKeown in Hydebank Wood in 2011. Speaking to Newry Times, Ms Ruane said: “There is no doubt that […]

Man, 29, arrested in Newry ‘dissident Republican’ investigation

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch and officers from Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted searches in the Derrybeg and Main Avenue areas today, Thursday, 29th November as part of an investigation into what they described as ‘dissident republican terrorist activity’. A number of items were taken away for examination and a 29 year old man […]

‘Solutions needed to Electoral Register situation’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has welcomed the Electoral Commission’s report published into the current state of the register here. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy insisted that people will be ‘rightly alarmed’ at the findings of this report. “What it clearly shows is rates of inaccuracy or “incompleteness” up to 29% or 400,000 people not […]

Clarke welcomes planning agenda decision

South Down Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has expressed his approval after a controversial housing scheme planning application was removed from a DOE Planning Service agenda at Down District Council. Plans for a social housing development off Donard Street in Newcastle were to be approved by the Planning Service in spite of widespread objections from residents, […]

Bradley urges local community to support Bliain na Gaeilge

SDLP Irish language spokesperson Dominic Bradley has said Bliain na Gaeilge, a year-long celebration of the Irish language, is a chance to not only promote the language but can act as a spur for the economy. The Newry and Armagh MLA has encouraged as many community groups and public bodies to get behind the initiative […]

Work commences at £1.2m Newry Youth Resource Centre

Education Minister John O’Dowd has cut the first sod at the site of a new £1.2million Newry Youth Resource Centre. Speaking today at the site, Minister O’Dowd said: “I welcome the opportunity to be here to officially launch the beginning of construction of a new youth resource centre for Newry. My Department invested £1.2million into […]

£180million Single Farm Payments due in December

Michelle O’Neill MLA, the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced that payment of 2012 Single Farm Payments (SFP) will commence in December 2012. Minister O’Neill said: “I am particularly pleased that the first of the 2012 Single Farm Payments will be credited to farmers’ bank accounts around 7th December. We are aiming to […]


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